The blog of a Sci-Fi Geek

Wed 26 May , 10

Science Fiction Rules

Filed under: Geek, Internet — Tags: , , , , , — SFG @ 07:59

That is, the rules of science fiction.

In a totally shameless theft, I stole the majority of this entry from Fearsome Pirate over at metalutheran.blogspot.com but please don’t hold that against me, as I’ve added a few extra links and text to try and make my offering a little more educational and relevant to myself. (8+)

I am frequently insulted by the stupidity of Hollywood but I totally understand that what it does it does in the name of ‘entertainment’, as such I can (more or less) forgive such inaccuries as those listed below.

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Mon 24 May , 10

Super 8

Filed under: Film, Internet — Tags: , , , — SFG @ 07:46

The first teaser trailer has gone online for this Steven Spielberg produced, J.J. Abrams directed film.
Much like the way he handled the secrecy for his Star Trek reboot, Abrams is treating the specifics about this film very secretively, only releasing material for it as part of a viral marketing campaign not too dissimilar to the way in which the marketing for Cloverfield was handled (Abrams was producer on Cloverfield).

Super 8 trailer
(other ‘sites/hosts are available)

There’s rumours (aren’t there always?!?) that this is actually a prequel to Cloverfield, though this early in the marketing campaign I’d be a little surprised if that nugget turned out to be true.
The film itself isn’t scheduled to be released until 2011, so there’s loads of time to debate/argue about what it will or will not be.

Sun 23 May , 10

Robin Hood … In Space

Filed under: Internet, TV — Tags: , , , — SFG @ 16:00

I recently came across a very timely article by Dean Newman comparing Blake’s 7 to Robin Hood.
Some of the points he makes are wonderful observations.

As some of my more regular readers will know, Blake’s 7 is my favourite science fiction TV show. It has been since pretty much the first time I saw it during it’s original broadcast in the UK.
This hasn’t ever changed despite the numerous new and remake shows that have hit our screens in the intervening years.

Anyway, here’s the article.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thu 20 May , 10

TRON Legacy

Filed under: Film — Tags: , , , — SFG @ 17:54

So I’ve known about this for some time, but with the release date being so far off I haven’t really felt the need to post about it.
That being said, more and more news appears to be hitting the ‘net about it and so I thought it was time to mention it myself.
I’ve tried to stay away from specific plot/story spoilers, but I haven’t really been able to miss the images that have been doing the rounds.
I know that Jeff Bridges is in it, as well as Bruce Boxleitner, both of whom reprise their roles from the original film.
If the film turns out as well as the images below promise then it’ll be excellent.

I’ve made my feelings known regarding 3D cinema recently and I am a little disheartened to hear that TRON will be a 3D release but hopefully it’ll be being filmed that way and not have to go through some sort of 3D-ification (like Alice in Wonderland did) which should help with its realisation.

Anyway, images after the jump.

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Mon 17 May , 10

Pumzi

Filed under: Film — Tags: , , , — SFG @ 17:50

Pumzi, allegedly Kenya’s first science fiction film, imagines a dystopian future 35 years after water wars have torn the world apart. East African survivors of the ecological devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
I’d love to see this in the cinema but there’s fat chance of that ever happening.

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